Headlines for Monday, September 5, 2005

  • Revved Up Motors Home in Niagara Handicap

    Live Oak Plantation's Revved Up kicked into gear approaching the stretch and stormed past his rivals to win the $282,778 Niagara Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-II) by 1 3/4 lengths on the Woodbine lawn Monday.

  • Hurricane Horses Being Reached

    As southern Louisiana reaches the one week anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, rescue efforts continue on a large scale for horses affected by the storm and subsequent flooding.

  • Summer Handle Slides at Ellis Park

    Weather concerns that ranged from searing heat to torrential rains were a factor in declines in attendance and wagering as Ellis Park concluded its 41-day 2005 meet on Sept. 5.

  • Will O Wisp wins Del Mar Derby.

    Willow O Wisp Hits Goal in Del Mar Derby

    Robert A. Alexander's favored Willow O Wisp led from start to finish to win the $400,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) on the lawn Monday in track-record time, earning his third straight graded stakes victory.

  • Laity Rocks Miller Lite Cradle by 11 3/4 Lengths

    Claiborne Farm's pacesetting Laity shook loose from favored Dawn of Wars at the head of the stretch and rolled to an impressive 11 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Miller Lite Cradle for 2-year-olds at River Downs Monday.

  • Eddie Martin Injured in Ellis Park Spill

    Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. was transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, Ind., for medical examination after being unseated by his mount during Monday's eighth race at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky.

  • Farrier Association Establishes Relief Fund

    The American Farrier's Association has established a Farrier Relief Fund to help members with the recovery and rebuilding efforts that are to follow from Hurricane Katrina.

  • Edgar Prado takes riding title with 44 wins at the Spa.

    Prado Reflects On Saratoga Riding Title

    When Edgar Prado completed a successful meet at Belmont Park this July, he didn't take much time to reflect on the 85-win season. Less than six weeks after shifting his tack to Saratoga Race Course, he scored his final victory for the Saratoga season to take the riding title with 44 wins out of 231 starts.

  • Honey Ryder, left, captures the Glens Falls Stakes ahead of Film Maker on closing day at Saratoga.

    Honey Ryder's Sweet Trip Wins Glens Falls

    Glencrest Farm's Honey Ryder enjoyed an ideal trip behind a slow early pace and held off rallying favorite Film Maker to score a neck victory in the $109,200 Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on closing day Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Bob's Proud Moment Arrives in Miami Mile BC

    Robert M. Dubois' 4-year-old colt Bob's Proud Moment won the first stakes race of his career in taking the Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Calder Race Course turf Monday.

  • Arlington Million winner Powerscourt sidelined.

    Powerscourt Injured, Will Miss Irish Champion

    Arlington Million (gr. IT) champion Powerscourt, owned by Mrs. John Magnier, suffered a pulled muscle Sept. 3 and has been withdrawn from consideration for the Baileys Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) this Saturday at Leopardstown.

  • Three Valleys (2) beats We All Love Aleyna to win the Del Mar BC 'Cap.

    Three Valleys Scales Del Mar Breeders' Cup

    Juddmonte Farms' Three Valleys nosed out We All Love Aleyna in the $338,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sunday to record his first graded stakes victory in the United States.

  • Drug-Rule Changes Said to Impact Turfway Entry Box

    More than 3 1/2 inches of rain had absolutely no impact on the new Polytrack at Turfway Park, which opens the evening of Sept. 7, but the impending change in race-day medication regulations for Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky is said to have put a dent in the opening-night entry box.